Milan Travel Guide

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Milan Highlights

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     Bustling city with good nightlife and cultural activities 

  • Con
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     A business destination, thus expensive. 

  • In a nutshell
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     Sophisticated but not stiff - efficient and accommodating 

Milan Things to Do

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  • Duomo

    If you buy the ticket then you will be able to get up on the roof of Cathedral Terraces. Views from the roof of Duomo are stunning. Just have a look at the pictures. When you are on the roof the first your impression is as if you get in the forest of spires. That magnificent masterpiece is worth the money you spent for your visit. Opening times of...

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  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

    This arcade links Duomo Square with the La Scala Opera House. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, and named after King Victor Emmanuel II. The Galleria was inaugurated on September 15, 1867, but work continued on it for another ten years. The day before its completion in December 1877, the architect Mengoni suffered a fatal fall from the...

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  • Santa Maria Delle Grazie Last Supper

    Leonardo da Vinci's painting, The Last Supper, in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, reaches across the centuries and plucks at your heartstrings. It's a large, symbolic painting that took da Vinci four years to finish. Because he chose to paint with tempera on wood, which allowed him to make changes, the painting began deteriorating even in...

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Milan Restaurants

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  • Luini

    The fast food takeaway of Luini, just off the Piazza Duomo, is very popular with both tourists and locals. It specialised in panzerotti, a kind of deep fried folded pizza which are delicious. The panzerotti is actually a traditional dish of Bari, in the heel of Italy in the deep south, but Luini make an excellent northern version of it, along with...

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  • CIAO (Italian fast-food)

    One of the biggest problems you'll have as a tourist in Italy is to find somewhere to eat between the lunch hours and the dinner hours. For some reason the italians seems to believe that the whole world is eating between 12 and 14, and then nothing until 19... They don't know me very well, that's for sure... There are McDonalds of course, and...

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  • Street food, general, recipes....

    La Raclette: in the Navigli area this is a medium expensive restaurant where they serve this typical swiss-french fused-cheese dish; give it a try drinkin' 'Greco di Tufo' white wine. Osteria Le Vigne: again in the Navigli area this not so formal 'osteria' is quite ok with wide wines selection and italian food; med expensive. Osteria Collina...

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Milan Nightlife

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  • Navigli

    We were trieing to find a place,where isn´t disco-music,and you could sit down and have a drink outside.We just walked by,and happened to be Rolling Stones playing on the stereo,and we sat down.We ment to have one beer,but,it became one drink and two beer,when it was nice place to sit.Music was o.k.(=not made with machines),and mot of customers...

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  • Hollywood

    I arrived in Milan a week ago and was keen to go out and explore the nightlife. Corso Como was the area i'd been hearing about so i headed out there with high hopes. It started to get busy at around 11.30pm, and I decided to pay the 20 euro to go into Hollywood, as i'd heard it was quite popular. What i discovered inside was far from good. To sum...

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  • Alcatraz

    Ive been living in Milan for over half a year so I tried out a lot of clubs, but this one really stood out in a bad way. Yesterday (Friday night) for the first time I went to Alcatraz. First we waited 45 minutes to hang our coats. We were lucky though, cause the cloakroom filled up quickly (around midnight) and so the cloakroom was just closed...

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Milan Transportation

  • Subway/Metro

    An all day ticket valid on metro and busses costs €2.58, good value if you need to travel around. Buy them from kiosks around the city or there are some ticket machines in some stations. Or in 2013 1.5 Eur for a single trip, valid 90 mins.

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  • Airports

    The easiest and the quickiest way to get to Malpensa airport, and vice versa, is by the city train express. This is Stazione Cadorna, the train station from where the train starts to Malpensa and vice versa, where the train is coming from the airport. The station is situated on Piazza Cadorna, you can't miss it coz there is a giant needle and...

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  • Trains

    Milano Centrale, situated in Piazza Duca d'Aosta, is the train railway station inaugurated in 1931. It is also one of the main railway stations in Europe. The station was designed by architect Ulisse Stacchini, in 1912, but the construction proceeded very slowly, due to a big economic crisis in Italy. Rather simple design, at the the beginning,...

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Milan Shopping

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  • Fashion and leather

    Milan is a magnet for fashion-buyers and designer labels. The Via Montenapoleone and immediate surrounds is the home of most of the great labels of the world, where you can virtually walk out of Dolce & Gabbana and into Versace and then onto Armani, and on ... and on ... and on. It's a beautiful little area (bounded by Via Gesu, Via Andrea, Via...

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  • Clothes - not high fashion

    If you want to go shopping in the Duomo area and not spend a fortune, it looks as if Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the best choice. Contrary to the Galleria of the same name, there are not many high fashion shops there, but more shops like Zara, footlocker, GAP and so on. I must admit that apart from this, I found the street not really...

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  • If The Ferrari Is A Bit Too Rich For You

    These little cars are actually very popular in Italy and especially in the cities where parking is limited. Prices for these start from about 9,700 Euros including IVA and test drives can be arranged without having to pay for them.Website below has all the details including downloadable brochures.

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Milan Local Customs

  • Torino's Bull at the Gallery (to be...

    This bull is depicted in the coat of arms of Torino. You see that there is a hole on its genitals and may wonder why. Well, a tradition says that if you put your right heel on this hole and turn on yourself three times, this will bring you good luck. In the second photo you see my father do it (unwillingly). Hundreds of tourists rotate around the...

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  • Dining and Drinking

    The custom of aperitivi is helpful when you're on a budget. Many of the bars in Milan, for the price of a drink, will give you food to go along with it. You can easily make it into a light dinner. For more details, see my Bar Magenta tip.

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  • Fashion

    Here ... city of fashion. You will not see anyone wearing a simple shirt or dress when they out to town. Most of ppls here, are beautiful with their dress. Not only for woemn, also applicable for a guy. They are following a up to date fashion, BUT not all of them buying an oriinal stuff! During a winter, you can see more fashion used by local...

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Milan Warnings and Dangers

  • Central Station

    Be careful: Groups of pickpockets are constantly positioned around the metro ticket vending machines at the main station (Centrale). As soon as a person starts a ticket demand process they arrange themselfs around this person and start to grab your change, not afraid to attack you physically. The security vanishes immediately. This is well known...

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  • Pick Pockets

    I was travelling with my Wife on 12th July 2012 to Tremezzo by taking the Train from Milan Central Station to San Giovani,the Train Schedule was at 15.10,but was late for 15 minutes,our Wagon was No. 9 at the tail of the Train,the Platform was full of people,and We had to run for catching the Train ,when we just step up the Wagon a Girl holed my...

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  • Traffic

    Driving car in Milan might be adventure (a nightmare) for you because of a very huge traffic. However, if you want to test your nerves and courage you are welcom in the club. The best entrance in the centre of the city, I can suggest, is: Cinisello Balsamo, on rotonda turn on the left in Vialle ZARA untill the end of it, on another rotonda go left...

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Milan Tourist Traps

  • The Duomo

    Be very careful with guys who come up to you and thrust corn into your hands to feed the pigeons in from on the Dumo. Even though this makes a fantastic picture with the dones eating from your palm... they guys who give you the corn try to rip you off. They are you where you are from and ask to be compensated like wise... as we were from New York...

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  • Shopping

    This is a special WARNING for all male visitors of Milan! There are two streets in Milan which you have to AVOID: first one MONTENAPOLEONE, and the second one Via della SPIGA! This two streets are probably the most expensive streets on earth. There are no prices at all in the shop-windows. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THUS IT MEAN!!! Remember it well!

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  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele

    The souvenir shops in this arcade are too expensive compared to others in the city. Restaurants are also expensive, but for the crowd and the location they deserve that. If you came to Milan for shopping, definitely this is the place for sightseeing rather than shopping. Try to look around and compare the prices. You will find better deals around...

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Milan What to Pack

  • World fashion center

    Those who are traveling to Milano shouldn't bring too many bags of cloths with, because it is the leading fashion center of the world. There are so many shops and stores in Milano offering different kinf of cloths and shoes in regarding prices and quality.Those who cannot spend much should visit the stores in Corso Buenos Aires, those who doesnot...

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  • Cold Weather Gear

    If you travel to Milan in the fall, pack a sweater, warm jacket, scarf, and umbrella.When we were there in late October, it rained for two days, and for the rest of the time, the temperature hovered around 50F (10C). I swear that my pashmina shawl, used as a scarf, was the only thing that kept me from hypothermia.

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  • Mosquito-poison

    My sister visited Milan in June and we did at July.Me and my sister both had very allergig reactions of Milanese mosquitos.Belive me:there are lots of mosquitos at home,but they make us only ichy,but these ones got us both serious problems,my legs were all red and with yellow(!!)spots,witch broke and had matter inside.I had to use medicin,and so...

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Milan Off The Beaten Path

  • The Lake District: Como, Maggiore, Iseo,...

    The city of Como on the shores of Lake Como is an easy day trip from Milan - a 45 minute train journey from Milano Cadorna station, with trains running regularly throughout the day and late into the night. It's a lovely city - the historic centre and cathedral, the many shoreline villas, ferries to many other Lake Como towns and villages. (See...

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  • Churches

    The church of San Marco was first time mentioned in 1254 when the Augustinians built a Gothic style building on the site of an pre-existing construction. The church was dedicated to San Marco, the saint patron of Venice, after the help given by the Venetian Republic in the war against Frederick Barbarossa in the 12th century. The church was...

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  • Shopping or Fashion District

    ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!!! BURGLARS and THIEVES in a car park!!!!!!!!! LADRI nel parcheggio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yesterday we parked our car in a car park and went shopping. Car was put locked and everything taken off sight. On return we found driver's glass smashed and 3 (!!!) suitcases packed with my and my parents' staff STOLEN. Police wasn't even...

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Milan Sports & Outdoors

  • Visit to the San Siro for a derby

    Serie A, the Italian top football league, is one of major leagues in Europe. Of course, there are few clubs referred as top in this league and two of them is based in Milan, namely AC Milan and Internazionale. Milan is well known for these big brand names in world football. Briefly, the derby is the match between rival teams. It would be amazing...

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  • Stadio Giuseppe Meazza (San Siro)

    Home to both AC Milan and Internationale. A truely impressive stadium. I've been in both away ends now, and it both times the stewards inside don't bother with helping you out to your correct entrance and therefore spreading everyone out. You have to take your chances and get in where you can.Try and take the tram 16 or the metro to Lotto and then...

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  • San Siro Stadium

    San Siro or Stadio Giuseppe Meazza is home stadium for AC Milan and FC Internazionale.Capacity 83000 seats.It is not easy to access if you go by foot, nearest subway station is about 1km away.It is situated on the west side of the city.

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Milan Favorites

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  • San Siro Stadium

    Even my reply is late for you, i think you might like to know what i'm going to say. Tickets for Inter games can be bought on line one week before the game, on the Internet: www.intern.it. You receive a kind of voucher which you have to print and when you go to the stadium, there are special places for Internet tickets, where your voucher will be...

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  • The Duomo

    In occasion of this visit to Milano, last week in July, I couldn't enjoy in magnificient front side of the Cathedral because it was under the major reconstuctions works. As far as I was told, this works will last a couple of years because the facade of the Cathedral is in a very bad conditions. Well, I cannot say I was disappointed, because I've...

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  • Central station

    Located inside the Milan Central Station is a "Left Luggage" for the convenience of travelers who want to spend a few hours (or days, I guess) exploring some of Milan before taking trains to other locations. I was taking a late train to Como and I decided to leave my luggage here and take the metro into central Milan for some exploring. The Left...

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